Thursday night update: Slot receiver Kelvin McKnight is inactive for tonight’s game. His absence likely won’t be that impactful, as he had just 23 snaps, but his six targets will go somewhere. With Blake Jackson and Jahcour Pearson manning slot for the most part, they should pick up the slack.
Wednesday update: Pro Football Focus is doing XFL snap count data! This helps us to update the depth charts with a bit more accuracy. Check out the updated Sea Dragons depth chart below!
The Seattle Sea Dragons lost a tough one in D.C. on Sunday, losing 22-18 to the Defenders. Seattle did put up more yards and first downs, but turnovers ended up biting them. The good news is we got to see a ton of pass attempts, which helps give us a good idea of which receivers sit atop the pecking order.
Those receivers were also the receivers atop the official depth chart, which is always nice. Jahcour Pearson, Blake Jackson, and Josh Gordon led the way, with each seeing nine or more targets. Gordon had the best yards per catch and scored a touchdown, but Pearson was the reception king for PPR leagues.
We saw QB Steven Montez for a series, but that was likely based on the team saying every player would see playing time. Ben DiNucci threw the ball 54 times, so he got plenty of opportunities and should remain the starter for the foreseeable future.
Brendan Knox led the way on the ground with 11 carries, which included just 2.8 yards per carry, but also a touchdown. Morgan Ellison did see two targets to Knox’s zero, but with 54 passes, we’d hope for a receiving back to see more pass attempts. Ellison did run the ball 3 times for 17 yards, so there was a bit of efficiency there, but we’ll likely continue to see Knox as the lead back.
Seattle Sea Dragons unofficial Week 2 depth chart
|Wk 1 Snaps
|Wk 1 Snaps
|Morgan Ellison (rec. back)